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Accounting Project

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
November 13, 2018

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Ryan C.W. Siow

E: M: 647-***-****

A: 10 Shelia Crescent Richmond Hill, ON L4B 2Z8


CIVICA INFRASTRUCTURE – Vaughan, ON December 2017 – July 2018 Sr. Project Accountant

• Responsible for managing the finances of municipal and private sector engineering projects worth $11.8MM in total

• Independently identified bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement by leading the restructuring of project financial tracking, accounting system and analysis tools to increase accuracy and timeliness by a 65% reduction in monthly project reporting cycle.

• Meticulously audited complex project billings by creating advanced Excel models and subsequently corrected $2.7MM in discrepancies

• Reviewed all audit engagement letters, consulted management on upcoming audit procedures performed and assisted an external auditor in audit for the City of Toronto

• Assisted and advised CFO and controller to ensure accurate and timely submission of corporate tax

• Liaised between accounting firm for tax planning with respect to minimizing tax and future changes to the tax code for year-end return

• Implemented new internal controls with the controller for accounts payable, consulting and procurement departments to ensure efficient, accurate and timely preparation of tax filing

• Spearheaded the restructure of the chart of accounts and business units’ accounts

• Created financial statement reports, analyze financial data, variance analysis and provides recommendations to the president, on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis during management meetings

• Led formal training for new Jr. project accountant on strategies for managing complex engineering projects, advanced excel models and QuickBooks CIVICA INFRASTRUCTURE – Vaughan, ON July 2016 – December 2017 Corporate Accountant

• Reconciled over $500,000 in accounting discrepancies by performing analytical procedures and conducting substantive testing via external AR balance confirmations

• Increased monthly profitability from $82,000 loss into $600,000 of profit by improving the management of project expenses, restructuring internal communication between project managers, conducting internal audits and managing relationships with clients

• Reduced AR turnover from 165 days to 65 days via effective communication with external clients to develop successful payment solutions for aged AR balances

• Responsible for using knowledge gained from the financial reporting of income taxes to ensure compliance, identification and recommendation on tax planning opportunities

• Responsible for forecasting and budgeting for the consulting and marketing departments as a well as resolving discrepancies and deviations from budget or forecast

• Reviewed and analyzed financial statements for compliance laws including federal, provincial, GAAP and ASPE

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. – Richmond Hill, ON 2010 – 2011 Junior Accountant

• Organized financial documents and coordinated documents for offsite storage or destruction

• Completed several financial reports and all functions of bookkeeping independently using Excel and Oracle database application, while requiring minimal help from seniors and managers through self-research and strong problem-solving skills

• Voluntarily learned and applied advance accounting concepts through the diligent assistance of all senior accountants with duties of taxation, closing year-end, budgeting, financial analysis and financial reporting




Associate Paint-A-Ton Outreach Team Lead

E3 Challenge Organizer 2010 – 2011


Proficient in; Cantonese, External Auditing, Project Accounting, Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, QuickBooks, Sage 50, Microsoft Excel, Corporate Tax, Personal Tax EDUCATION

Brock University Goodman School of Business – St. Catharines, ON 2016 Honours Bachelors of Accounting

CPA Ontario – Toronto, ON 2016- Present

Awaiting Common Final Evaluation Results

• Specialization in Assurance and Taxation

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